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Impact Factor: 1.256 (2019)

ZDM – Mathematics Education is one of the oldest mathematics education research journals in publication. The journal surveys, discusses, and builds upon current research and theoretical-based perspectives in mathematics education. In addition, it serves as a forum for critical analysis of issues within the field.

All the papers published in the journal's seven annual themed issues are strictly by invitation. These papers are subject to an internal peer review by selected members from the editorial board as well as an external review by invited experts. The journal targets readers from around the world in mathematics education research who are interested in current developments in the field.

  • Surveys, discusses, and builds upon current research and theoretical-based perspectives in mathematics education
  • Publishes invitation-only papers in seven annual themed issues
  • One of the oldest mathematics education research journals in publication
  • Serves as a forum for critical analysis of issues within the field
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Gabriele Kaiser
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Journal metrics

1.256 (2019)
Impact factor
86 days
Submission to first decision
225 days
Submission to acceptance
407,536 (2020)

Latest issue

Volume 52

Issue 7, December 2020

Teaching with Digital Technology

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Journal updates

  • Current Issues in 2020 and coming issues

    Issues in 2020

    52(1) Mathematical word problem solving: Psychological and educational perspectives
    Eds.: Lieven Verschaffel, Stanislaw Schukajlow, Jon Star, Wim Van Dooren

    52 (2) Expertise in developing students' expertise in mathematics  
    Eds.: Fien Depaepe, Lieven Verschaffel and Jon Star

    52 (3) Numeracy and vulnerability in adult life  
    Eds.: Iddo Gal, Anke Grotlüschen and Gabriele Kaiser

    52(4) Research on Early Childhood Mathematics Teaching and Learning
    Eds.: Camilla Björklund, Angelika Kullberg, Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen

    52(5) Online mathematics education and e-learning
    Eds.: Johann Engelbrecht, Salvador Llinares, Marcelo Borba

    52(6) The Role of Mathematicians’ Practice in Mathematics Education Research
    Eds.: Keith Weber, Paul Dawkins

    52(7) Teaching with Digital Technolog
    Eds.: Alison Clark-Wilson, Ornella Robutti, Mike Thomas

    Issues in 2021

    53(1) Mathematics Teacher Noticing: Exploring and Expanding the Terrain
    Eds.: Jaguthsing Dindyal, Edna O. Schack, Ban Heng Choy, Miriam G. Sherin

    53(2) Designing and enacting teaching that supports language in mathematics classrooms
    Eds.: Susanne Prediger, Kirstin Erath, Jenni Ingram and Judit Moschkovich

    53(3) Calculus in High School and College Around the World
    Eds.: Patrick Thompson and Guershon Harel

    53(4) Empirical Research on Mathematical Problem Solving and Problem Posing around the World
    Eds.: Peter Liljedahl, Jinfa Cai
    53(5) Implementation and implementability of mathematics educations research 
    Eds.: Boris Koichu, Mario Sánchez Aguilar, Morten Misfeldt
    53(6) Mathematics Textbooks as Instruments for Change"
    Eds.: Sebastian Rezat, Lianghuo Fan and Birgit Pepin

    53(7) Eastern European Mathematics Education in the Decades of Change
    Eds.: Alexander Karp

    Issues in 2022
    54 (1) Mathematical Creativity – State-of-the-art of Empirical Research
    Eds.: Roza Leikin, Bharath Sriraman

    54 (2) Understanding complexity in the mathematics classroom: In memoriam David Clarke
    Eds: Yoshinori Shimizu, Berinderjeet Kaur, Carmel Mesiti and Man Ching Esther Chan

    54 (3) Mathematics Learning in Chinese Contexts
    Ed.: Jinfa Cai

    54 (4) Educational Research in Discrete Mathematics: Current Work and Future Directions 
    Eds: James Sandefur, Elise Lockwood and Eric Hart

    54 (5) Mathematical Competitions in Mathematics Education
    Eds: María Falk de Losada and Peter Taylor

    54 (6) Early Algebraic Thinking: A Multi-Dimensional and Ever-Expanding Global Vision
    Ed: Carolyn Kieran

    54 (7) Exploring the significance of the history of mathematics in mathematics education
    Eds.: Renaud Chorlay, Kathleen M. Clark and Constantinos Tzanakis
    Virtual special issue - COVID 19 pandemic – its mathematical background, its social and educational consequences    Eds.: Johann Engelbrecht, Marcelo Borba and Gabriele Kaiser

    Issues in 2023
    Emotions and Motivation in Mathematics Education and Educational Psychology    
    Eds.: Stanislaw Schukajlow, Katrin Rakoczy and Reinhard Pekrun

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